Food & Drink

5 beers not to buy

Do not try this at home, or with Bud Ice.
Do not try this at home, or with Bud Ice.

Science, the bane of rednecks everywhere, has now found out which beers are most likely to send you to the emergency room. To keep your medical bills low, science recommends thinking twice before purchasing/consuming the following: Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light, all of which are items you should have thought twice about buying anyway*.

Mind you, statistics also show that 1/3 of all visits to the emergency room are alcohol related. Consider that with all those marijuana related emergency room visits and you can see once and for all why one is legal and not the other. In other news, they still make Bud Ice, eh?

Above image via Bottle Cap Blues, which is a pretty sweet and totally dangerous video of people opening beer bottles in creative ways.

The actual report the NYT cites says:

The study, carried out over the course of a year at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, found that five beer brands were consumed most often by people who ended up in the emergency room.

(*yeah, correlation does not equal causation yadda yadda)

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  1. vintagejames

    Not exactly. This study was done at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. One hospital in one city. Which only indicates what some people around there drink, not anywhere else, much less nationwide. Also three of those drinks are not beers, they are malt liquors, something a bit different.

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